Wylie Student Drowns After Jumping Into Lake Lavon

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WYLIE, TX — It’s been a tragic start to the summer in North Texas. Already this week, a one-year-old Fort Worth boy and a 13-year-old Southlake girl have drowned in separate incidents.

And Wednesday night, there was another shocking drowning, this time at Lake Lavon.

According to the Nevada Volunteer Fire Department, six young men were jumping from a railroad trestle into the lake. One of them never resurfaced.

The body of 18-year-old Ibrahim Malik was found early Thursday morning.

The jump-off point is a popular spot for lake-goers, evidenced by the well worn path out to it, but the Nevada Fire Department reminded everyone no matter what to not “jump, dive or swim into unknown waters.”

Malik was going to be a senior at Wylie High this fall, and the sign at the school paid its respects to Ibrahim, asking everyone to keep the school and the family in their prayers.

The family held Ibrahim’s funeral Thursday at the East Plano Islamic Center, and Wylie High is opening their doors for an impromptu memorial service for their fallen student.

It’s a stark reminder that the most tragic of events can hit us even in our most carefree times.